Cool Upstate Trip Idea
In 2 to 3 weeks Catskill area in upstate NY would be blazing with colors, so if you have a car, this might be the coolest upstate trip during this time of year.
Your day starts early for a 2-3 hour beautiful drive to exit 19 on NY throughway. Take route 28 West and in few seconds you should see billboard for Paul’s Corn Maze on left (If you don’t see it, probably harvest season is over). As corn grows little higher than 7 ft, the corn field makes a perfect maze. Really good fun if you are in group.
After you get tired running around in the maze, continue on route 28W until you hit exit for Woodstock. This is nice little quaint town with tons of art galleries and cool restaurants to satisfy your appetite. You might want to explore the unconventional shops in this town for a little while.
Next continue on 28W until you hit Kaatskill Kaleidoscope Museum! This place hosts world’s largest Kaleidoscope. Ask for the “show”. Explore the different types of kaleidoscopes scattered all around the shop kept for you to give them a try, some of them you can probably try out only here. Most of them costs few hundred bucks, lot of them costs few thousand bucks.
Your final stop is Kaaterskills Falls. These are the unique two story water fall besides being the tallest in the NY state. The falls at upper level makes a big pond that is so high that it isn’t visible from the lower level. And then water from that hidden pond falls out again from an impressive height to form the lower level. It is possible to hike out on an unmarked trail to get to the 2nd level but don